March 23, 2017 – A series of three interviews with transportation leaders hosted by Axios featured bipartisan perspectives from Emil Frankel of the Eno Center for Transportation, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D), and House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA).
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Category: Autonomous Vehicles
March 9, 2017 – For nearly a decade, a consortium of tech firms and auto manufacturers has roved the West, pioneering autonomous vehicle technology far from federal regulators in Washington, D.C. But today, the era of the devil-may-care Silicon Valley cowboy is over – and the age of (mostly) rule abiding autonomous vehicle development as begun.
March 3, 2017 – After nearly a month of relative silence, Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao appeared at the National Governors’ Association winter meeting on Sunday to discuss emerging technologies and the president’s $1 trillion infrastructure proposal.
February 24, 2017 – Recent observations of how humans act behind the wheel of Level 2 autonomous vehicles, such as Tesla’s Autopilot feature, indicate that it is easy to lose focus. Even worse, the current structure is handing the hot potato back to the human in a complex and potentially dangerous situation that they may not be prepared to handle.
February 17, 2017 – At a February 14 hearing before House Energy & Commerce’s newly-minted Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee, automakers and Lyft made an impassioned appeal to Congress:
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At Eno’s Capital Convergence conference, held last month, one of the sessions examined the impact that existing and imminent new technologies will have on the freight sector.
The relationship between Uber and city officials in Pittsburgh, the transportation network company’s test site for self-driving cars, appears to be on the rocks.
February 8, 2017 – As autonomous vehicles have rushed into the spotlight, many states and cities have worked to understand how to best accommodate the emerging technology while ensuring its safe deployment. But the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has one word of advice for those states: stop.
February 8, 2017 On January 31st, Uber and Daimler announced an agreement to deploy autonomous vehicles on Uber’s ridesharing network. It was rumored that Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes, received an order from Uber for 100,000 Mercedes S-Class cars from Uber last March. While representatives of both companies later debunked the rumor, an amicable […]
Eno hosted a panel at its recent Capital Convergence conference on AVs and what recent federal guidelines mean for the industry.
Kelley Coyner and Lisa Nisenson led the capstone session of Eno’s Capital Convergence, Taking it to the Streets: Creating the Strategies to bring an AV Shuttle to the Region At Eno’s Capital Convergence conference, technology leaders like David Woessner of Local Motors demonstrated that transformative transportation technologies – including autonomous vehicles (AVs) – already exist […]
Smart transportation technologies, including ridesharing, automated, and connected vehicles, must be incorporated into cities in a way that complements our existing transportation system.
January 25, 2017 – On January 19, the last full day of Secretary Foxx’s tenure, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) checked the last item off of its list with the release of its vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) deployment guidance.
January 25, 2017 – On January 19, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) released the full findings of its investigation into the fatal Tesla collision in May of last year.
January 25, 2017 – In an effort to accelerate autonomous vehicle (AV) testing and information sharing throughout the country, now-former Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx designated ten AV proving grounds on his last full day in office.
February 5, 2017 – Last year, autonomous vehicles (AVs) graduated from a Silicon Valley aspiration to a perceived inevitability as companies raced to attract experts and poured money into their research efforts. ETW has identified six ongoing stories that will drive the conversation around autonomous vehicle policy at the federal, state, and local level in 2017.
December 16, 2016 On Wednesday, December 14, Uber announced the launch of its Self-Driving Uber service in San Francisco, the second pilot of its kind in the U.S. It was heralded with a heartwarming video and a characteristically bold press release that implored California’s state government to exercise regulatory restraint. The San Francisco-based company argued […]
December 16, 2016 Even as the Obama Administration prepares to close up shop next month, the U.S. Department of Transportation is continuing its mission to drive innovation in the transportation sector with globally unprecedented actions. This week, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a long-awaited proposed rule on connected vehicles (CVs), which […]
December 7, 2016 – On Tuesday, December 6, the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee held a roundtable discussion on how autonomous vehicles (AVs) will impact America’s surface transportation systems in the coming decades.
December 2, 2016 – When Secretary Anthony Foxx passes the torch to Elaine Chao next year, she will inherit the inertia of an administration that spurred the development of advanced technology in transportation. This presents an opportunity for the United States to lead the field in developing and deploying autonomous vehicles. However, this also sets up a future conflict between President-elect Trump, whose populist messaging carried him to the White House, and incoming Secretary Chao, whose technocratic workforce policies may ring dissonant with White House rhetoric.